In being just toward themselves, children will also discover that they possess the habit of self-reflection. They will come to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and identify problems or opportunities that lie before them. Habits of self-reflection will lead to action and achievement. The result of children who are just toward themselves is that they will continually grow and flourish.
Living a virtuous life also has an interpersonal or social component. Personal growth and development will be limited if it is not joined with social responsibility. Birchwood teaches that a virtuous child is a child who has learned to be a compassionate and productive member of society. Birchwood students will understand the “role” they need to play among friends and classmates, and that personal fulfillment goes hand in hand with healthy and productive social participation.